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Saved a Little Today

February 12th, 2015 at 02:32 am

F needed googly eyes to finish her valentines for school... Michaels coupon 40% off, so total spent on valentines is $1.94 for googly eyes. She made them out of construction paper she already has. We got the idea from this website: http://www.theidearoom.net/2015/01/valentines-day-crafts.html

Michaels is right near Petsmart, and I had a coupon for $3 off good through the end of February, so I popped in to buy cat litter. Besides the $3 coupon, the cat litter (their own brand) was $2 off with my petperks card. So the $14 box of cat litter (I buy the 40 lb. box) was $9. And the receipt had another $3 coupon (good until 3/17) if I filled out a survey online. So I did that while F did her math homework. We'll use if for dogfood.

Now the valentines are done, and the kitchen is clean for the night, and F has done her reading and logged it.

Today was a very low anxiety day for F and I'm hoping that things are getting better. She and I relax A LOT now! I think it's good for both of us.

Also talked to our friends who used to live on the Central Coast and now live here (I lived in SLO in college). I told them we're going to visit my parents and then go up the coast and they said they'll be there at the same time (we're there for a week, but they're there almost all summer!). She said "You should stay with us! We're renting a house!" I think that would be awesome! Let's see what D says... (he's more of an introvert, and I LOVE being around people). It could also save money (sharing costs), and we all know I love that!

2 Responses to “Saved a Little Today”

  1. laura/the deacon's wife Says:


    My oldest son is a dyslexic with perfectionistic tendencies and that sometimes produces needless/useless anxiety. At least two or three times a year he will need a "mental health day" (he's in 7th grade). A day off can do wonders.

    And when my younger daughter was in a particularly rough patch she stayed home and we clocked a "glee" marathon.

    Sometimes it is best to step back and do nothing. Glad that F is feeling better.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Staying with friends sounds like a great idea!

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